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19 January 2011 | Angeline Albert
engineering firm SNC-Lavalin has been awarded a £135.6 million (CAN$215 million) procurement, engineering
and construction contract.
deal with mining firm Rudarsko-TopionicarskiBasen Bor Grupa (RTB-Bor) will see SNC-Lavalin modernise the company’s copper smelting complex in eastern
upgrade will include the procurement of a flash furnace and purchasing
connected to the development of a sulphuric acid plant and effluent treatment
plant. The existing facility’s main process areas will also be improved.
work has already begun and the project is scheduled for completion in late
is a Serbian state-owned mining company. The project is part of a wider
initiative by its government to improve economic conditions in the region and
the project is completed, the new facility will provide RTB-Bor with copper
anode – a refined copper, which has numerous uses – while reducing liquid and
gas emission levels to European standards.
Ashraf, executive vice-president of the SNC-Lavalin Group said: “We’re pleased
to provide world-class expertise in copper and SO2 [sulphur dioxide]
capture by supplying leading technology and complete engineering, procurement
and construction services for RTB-Bor’s modernisation initiatives.”